India-UK Flights: Hyderabad International Airport, operated by infrastructure major GMR, has started direct flights to London’s Heathrow Airport from Monday as India re-starts limited international air travel under the air transport bubbles arrangement.
Re-starting the connection between Hyderabad and London, the first flight of British Airways (BA 276), a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner wide-bodied aircraft took off on Monday (August 17, 2020) early morning from Hyderabad Airport to Heathrow, London at around 7.50 AM.
All passengers were serviced through the fully-sanitized Interim International Departures Terminal (IIDT) of GMR Hyderabad International Airport.
The airport operator said mandatory screening and safety measures were in place during the flight’s handling to protect against the COVID-19 threat. The measures included thermal screening prior to terminal entry, mandatory social distancing enforced through special queuing arrangements at all passenger processing points.
India-UK Hyderabad to London Flight
The UK-based airlines British Airways will operate four times weekly every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Any passenger can book a ticket from Hyderabad to London as per the guidelines issued by India’s ministry of home affairs.
“The resumption of this connection between Hyderabad and London would help restore vital economic and social links between Telangana and UK, enabling much needed movement of people and goods,” said a spokesperson of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL).
“Following months of uncertainty caused by the global lockdown, we are delighted to be able to once again provide a direct flight between Hyderabad and the UK,” British Airways Spokesperson said in a statement sent to Defence Star.
“We know many of our customers in India have been waiting to be reunited with friends and family. We look forward to welcoming them back onboard,” British Airways Spokesperson said.